Smile Makeover Specialist

Morrow County Dental

General Dentists & Orthodontists located in Mount Gilead, OH

Do you feel embarrassed when you smile or cover your mouth when you talk? Whatever you don’t like about your smile can be corrected with a smile makeover. Dr. Leslie McDougall at Morrow County Dental uses a variety of cosmetic procedures, carefully planned and performed in several stages, to restore everything you don’t like about your smile. To learn more about smile makeovers or schedule a consultation, call her office in Mount Gilead, Ohio, to book an appointment.

Smile Makeover Q & A

What is a smile makeover?

A smile makeover refers to using one or more cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve everything you don’t like about your smile. It’s sometimes called a full-mouth reconstruction because it’s often used for people who have multiple oral problems affecting a significant number of their teeth. No matter how many issues you have with the appearance of your smile, the dentists at Morrow County Dental can help you achieve your goals.

What cosmetic concerns can be treated with a smile makeover?

During a smile makeover, the team at Morrow County Dental corrects many different cosmetic concerns including:

  • Tooth color
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Spacing issues and gaps between teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Chipped, cracked, or uneven teeth
  • Teeth with sharp or jagged edges
  • Tooth proportion
  • Tooth length

What procedures are performed?

Before creating a smile makeover plan, your dentist at Morrow County Dental evaluates your teeth, gums, and underlying bone to see if you need corrective care. Dental problems like gum disease and cavities should be repaired before starting cosmetic procedures. Additionally, if you need dental implants, and your jawbone needs to be strengthened to support implants, your dentist performs a bone graft.

After defining the dental improvements you want to make, your dentist recommends the best procedures to meet your goals. In many cases, one procedure can treat multiple cosmetic problems.

When you need several procedures, your dentist develops a schedule showing when each procedure will be performed. This type of phased treatment is important because it gives you time to recover between procedures.

Cosmetic procedures frequently used for a smile makeover include:

  • Teeth whitening, include KöR whitening
  • Porcelain veneers to correct cracks, chips, gaps, and discolored teeth
  • Dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Porcelain crowns to correct defects and strengthen teeth
  • White fillings to hide old, dark fillings
  • Porcelain inlays and onlays to cover or restore old amalgam fillings
  • Gum recontouring

In addition to making you happy with your appearance, a smile makeover is great for your dental health because it corrects gum disease, old dental work, and conditions that would lead to serious problems over time, like cracked teeth that allow bacteria to get inside the tooth. Just as important, a smile makeover will renew your sense of self-esteem and confidence with a more youthful appearance.